Barbados: Health Ministry investigating suspected foodborne illness

THE MINISTRY OF Health is investigating a suspected occurrence of foodborne illness at the St Philip District Hospital. The incident affected 30 patients between May 15 and 16 and resulted in the admission of one patient who experienced severe symptoms […]

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15,000 Bahamians Enrol in NHI

Since the launch of the enrolment phase of National Health Insurance (NHI) Bahamas on April 24, more than 15,000 persons have enrolled and over 11,000 beneficiaries have been matched with their selected primary care doctor. These numbers are growing every […]

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Barbados health ministry considering banning sugary drinks

The Ministry of Health in Barbados wants to stem a rise in childhood obesity by banning the sale of sugary drinks in schools. Health Minister John Boyce, made the suggesting while addressing the Caribbean Subregional Workshop on Alcohol, Tobacco and […]

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Breast Milk May Cure Cancer, Scientists Say

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Thursday May 18, 2017 – The accidental discovery of the effects of a compound found in breast milk could mean a more effective and targeted way of killing cancerous cells, Swedish researchers say. Scientists from the University of […]

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Caribbean Countries Urged to Tax Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday May 17, 2017 – Taxes on tobacco, alcoholic and sweetened beverages can help reduce consumption of these products and generate income that can be used to improve the health of the Caribbean population, says the Pan American […]

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Barbados: Health Ministry investigating suspected foodborne illness

THE MINISTRY OF Health is investigating a suspected occurrence

15,000 Bahamians Enrol in NHI

Since the launch of the enrolment phase of National

Barbados health ministry considering banning sugary drinks

The Ministry of Health in Barbados wants to stem

Caribbean Countries Urged to Tax Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday May 17, 2017 – Taxes on

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